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Thursday, January 20, 2021

Technorati has rolled out Technorati Tags, basically a new way of organizing its indexed website links into recognizable topic categories.

There’s a list of the tags Technorati currently is tracking, but I’ve discovered, through my referral logs, that this list is not complete.

I’ve gotten a bunch of visits recently to my post about Star Jones Reynolds’ quotable loquaciousness, and they’ve all come via a “celebrity” Technorati tag. That tag is nowhere to be found on the list page. So for some reason, it’s hidden; and I’ve got to believe there are other “hidden” tags in there.

It appears this system works by simply syncing with easily-targeted category indicators in blogs and other websites. So I’m guessing that any category title you find on a Technorati-indexed blog will already be tagged. Might be fun to explore this further.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 01/20/2005 11:09pm
Category: Bloggin'
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Or “Rockin’ Mothers”, take your pick. Whatever catchy phrase you choose to use, you’re talking about middle-aged mommys who are forming garage bands and jammin’ on the one.

Going by name alone, I like Housewives on Prozac. I like Mamapalooza. I don’t like Frump.

I see an opportunity here. Some Lou Pearlman type should harvest the cream of the mommy-rock crop, form a superband, and exploit the hell out of it. It would usher in a new era in pop-rock vitality! Or something.

The name of this manufactured ensemble? The way I figure it, the best chance for success is not only to produce some kickin’ tunes, but also to maximize sex appeal among the prepubescent boy population. Fountains of Wayne cracked open the door with “Stacy’s Mom”; now it’s time to kick it down.

I think you know where I’m going with this.

That’s right: The band shall be known as “The MILF Patrol”. And it’ll have tweener boys everywhere shouting, “I want my mommy!”

Consider yourself warned.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 01/20/2005 10:46pm
Category: Pop Culture, Society
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The following is allegedly from an actual chemistry midterm exam given at the University of Washington. And if you believe that, I’ve got several acres of prime swamp property to sell you in Everglades National Park

But, funny is funny. And even though it’s not real, it should have been:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.

Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, “it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you”, and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct, leaving only Heaven thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting “Oh my God!”

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY “A”

(Via Munna’s ADDA)

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 01/20/2005 10:18pm
Category: Comedy, Science
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That’s what it says. The note item on the Notepad function of my cellphone.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what it means. I even consulted the Greek side of my brain, because it sounds vaguely Greek. No dice.

There’s a lesson for you: When jotting down a quick idea on your phone, don’t forget about it and then refer back to it more than a month later. Because chances are very good that you won’t remember the context. So the very act of keypadding the message into the phone was a waste of time.

Just for the heck of it, here are the next two note messages on the phone. I happen to remember their meaning; see if you can decipher them:

- Zen of Zim riff on others
- Sa Sa closed

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 01/20/2005 09:38pm
Category: Creative, Tech
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